Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Chocolate Fudge Crackle Cookies

This Chocolate Fudge Crackle Cookie recipe is my all time favourite recipe to use during my Christmas baking. It's the cookie that gets even more raves than the Peanut Brittle Cookies! These are just so good! They are also good for freezing if you don't eat them right away (which is very hard to do, trust me).

This too, comes from 'The Love of Baking' recipe book from www.robinhood.ca. Lets get to it!

Prep Time: 15 mins + refrigeration I Bake Time: 13 mins per sheet I Makes: 48 crackles

¼         cup (50 mL) Crisco All-Vegetable Shortening
1          cup (250 mL) semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼         cup (50 mL) granulated sugar
2          eggs
2/3        cup (150 mL) Eagle Brand Regular or Low Fat Sweetened Condensed Milk
1          tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
½      cups (375 mL) Robin Hood All-Purpose Flour
½         tsp (2 mL) baking powder
¼         tsp (1 mL) salt
1 ½      cups (375 mL) Chipits Milk Chocolate Chips
¾         cup (174 mL) icing sugar


1. Preheat oven to 325oF (160 oC). Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a glass bowl in microwave, melt shortening and semi-sweet chocolate chips on Medium (50%). Add in sugar and then eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Let cool 5 minutes.

3. Mix in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Add next four ingredients; mix well to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 ½ hours up to 8 hours.

4. Sift icing sugar in a shallow bowl. Between palms of hands, roll pieces of chilled dough to form 1 ¼" (3 cm) balls. Drop balls in icing sugar and toss lightly until well coated. Place on prepared baking sheets and flatten very slightly. Repeat with remaining dough and remaining icing sugar, spacing about 1 ½" (4 cm) apart.

5. Bake each sheet in preheated oven for 11 - 13 minutes or until just beginning to feel firm when pressed in centre. Let cool on baking sheet on wire rack for 5 minutes. Transfer crackles to wire racks to cool completely.

I really hope you enjoy these cookies as much as we do here. Let me know how you like them!



  1. These look delicious! I don't do much baking now, but I'll be pinning this for future reference.

    I'm now following your blog via Bloglovin'!

  2. Thanks for stopping by, Haylee (and for the follow)!